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RRS Articles of the week – 13th May 2022

Rights Respecting Schools Articles of the Week;


Rights Respecting Schools Articles of the Week

Article 9 (separation from parents): Children must not be separated from their parents against their will unless it is in their best interests (for example, if a parent is hurting or neglecting a child). Children whose parents have separated have the right to stay in contact with both parents, unless this could cause them harm.

Article 20 (children unable to live with their family): If a child cannot be looked after by their immediate family, the government must give them special protection and assistance. This includes making sure the child is provided with alternative care that is continuous and respects the child’s culture, language and religion.

Article 25 (review of treatment in care): If a child has been placed away from home for the purpose of care or protection (for example, with a foster family or in hospital), they have the right to a regular review of their treatment, the way they are cared for and their wider circumstances.


Rights Respecting Schools Articles of the Week;


Rights Respecting Schools Article of the Week

Article 6 (life, survival and development): Every child has the right to life. Governments must do all they can
to ensure that children survive and develop to their full potential.


Rights Respecting Schools Articles of the Week;


Rights Respecting Schools Article of the Week

Article 31 (leisure, play and culture): Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.


Rights Respecting Schools Articles of the Week;


Rights Respecting Schools Articles of the Week

Article 5 (parental guidance and a child’s evolving capacities): Governments must respect the rights and responsibilities of parents and carers to provide guidance and direction to their child as they grow up, so that they fully enjoy their rights. This must be done in a way that recognises the child’s increasing capacity to make their own choices.

Article 18 (parental responsibilities and state assistance): Both parents share responsibility for bringing up their child and should always consider what is best for the child. Governments must support parents by creating support services for children and giving parents the help they need to raise their children.


Rights Respecting Schools Articles of the Week;


Rights Respecting Schools Articles of the Week

Article 24 (health and health services): Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food, and a clean environment and education on health and well-being so that children can stay healthy. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.
Article 27 (adequate standard of living): Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical and social needs and support their development. Governments must help families who cannot afford to provide this.


Rights Respecting Schools Articles of the Week;


Rights Respecting Schools Article of the Week

Article 12 (respect for the views of the child): Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously. This right applies at all times, for example during immigration proceedings, housing decisions or the child’s day-to-day home life.